inspired by: noah webster house
Q and I visited Henry Ford's Greenfield Village yesterday and I found myself hugely inspired by the home of Noah Webster (you know, that guy who wrote the dictionary!). Neither of us have been to the Village since our field trip days in elementary school, so it was fun to explore the whole place again and step inside American history for an afternoon.
This is the house Noah Webster retired in with his family back in the 1820s, and although I'm not sure which furnishings are original to the home, it was still interesting to see all of the different patterns and colors on the walls, floors, and furniture.
The mint green room above was one of the main living areas, and the yellow "brick" wallpaper lined the hallway leading upstairs. A guy next to me kept saying how awful it looked but I kind of liked it. This blue room was at the top of the stairs and I loved that wallpaper pattern.
This geometric rug may have been my favorite thing...
Another bedroom had this pretty green wallpaper and lots of bird + botanical prints, along with a gorgeous canopy bed (is it weird that I thought this looked like something out of Domino?). Also, I loved this huge colorful rug, and a bedroom with gingham curtains.
This last shot is actually from Edison's house but I loved the wallpaper patterns in there too! I have a ridiculous amount of photos, so I'll be sharing another post soon with design inspiration from other parts of the Village.